The training will illustrate the connection between the neuronal function of the brain, operation of the reward system and the prefrontal cortex, and the relationship between those systems and substance use disorders. In addition, the training will explore some social issues that may arise concerning the emerging drugs, their consumption, and recent social changes regarding drug use. |
The training will cover a variety of emerging drugs and how they affect the brain and body. It will include mechanism of action, addictive potential, and long term consequences of the substances. The participants will be asked to engage in critical learning and group activities during the course of the training. Specifically, the training will explore substances such as, E-cigarettes, Kratom, Desomorphine (Krokodil), 25I-NBoMe (N-Bomb), Codeine Cough Syrup (Sizzurp), Spice (Synthetic Marijuana), and Salvia Divinorum.
Give an overview of neuronal function and brain structure and function as it relates to substance use.
* Explain how adaptation, the reward center, and the prefrontal cortex interact in cases of addiction and addictive behavior.
* Explain the neuronal function, addictive qualities, and long term consequences of many emerging drugs.
* Explain and discuss emerging drugs in the addiction field.
* Explain and discuss emerging social issues in the addiction field.
PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center (View)
600 N.E. 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98664
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|